Realme 5 Pro review

GSMArena team, 30 Aug 2019.

Introduction

Ah, the Realme 5 Pro. It's been what - five years? Three? Actually, it's been only one year and yet Realme is launching its fifth generation of smartphones. The maker has been trying to cater to users' every imaginable need and quite successfully at that. So, after the Realme X that brought us immersive AMOLED experience, let's meet the camera-centric Realme 5 Pro.

It might have been just over a year, but we are glad Realme has found its MO - catchy designs, breezy performance, and good camera skillset. And it's been delivering those on unbelievably low prices ever since. The Realme 5 Pro doesn't lose focus on what's important either - there is the signature dazzling looks, the upper-tier Snapdragon 712 chip, and company's first quad-camera setup.

Realme 5 Pro review

Indeed, Realme has jumped from dual- straight to quad-camera arrangements. And the Realme 5 Pro setup is rather impressive with a 48MP primary, an 8MP ultrawide, a 2MP macro, and 2MP portrait snappers. Advanced 2x digital zoom is available thanks to the high-res primary, as well as Nightscape and Chroma boost modes.

Realme 5 Pro review

Another thing the Realme 5 Pro impresses with is the large battery and the presence of 20W VOOC charging via the USB-C port.

And last, but of huge importance, is the fact that the Realme 5 Pro is the company's first-ever splash-resistant phone.

Realme 5 Pro specs

  • Body: Gorilla Glass 3+ front, polycarbonate back, splash-proof
  • Screen: 6.3-inch IPS LCD, 19:9, 1080p+, 409ppi
  • Rear camera: Primary 48MP Quad Bayer 1/2" sensor, f/1.8 lens; 119° ultra wide-angle 8MP camera; 2MP macro camera; 2MP depth sensor; LED flash; 2160p@30fps video recording, EIS
  • Front camera: 16MP Quad Bayer sensor, f/2.0 lens; EIS
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 712: octa-core CPU (2x2.2 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver), Adreno 616 GPU
  • Memory: 4/64GB, 6/64GB or 8/128GB; UFS 2.1 storage; dedicated microSD slot for up to 256GB expansion
  • OS: Android 9.0; Color OS 6.0 on top
  • Battery: 4,035mAh, 20W VOOC 3.0 charging
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM (4G), Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, USB-C
  • Colors: Crystal Green, Crystal Blue
  • Misc: Rear-mounted fingerprint reader

Realme 5 Pro isn't a significant update over the Realme 3 Pro as far as screen and performance are concerned. In fact - those stay the same. But the camera seems light years ahead and may as well make people that bought the Realme 3 jump to 5 in no time. How things will turn out? Let's find out!

Unboxing the Realme 5 Pro

The Realme 5 Pro comes packed into a rather bulky paper box but it's full of goodies. The maker ships the phone with the 20W VOOC charger and the proprietary USB-C cable needed for the VOOC to work properly.

Realme 5 Pro review

The bundle also contains a semi-transparent gray silicone case that will help keep the beauty of the Realme 5 Pro unspoiled for quite a while.

Reader comments

Definitely not. Realme 5 Battery performance is far far better than that of Realme 5 Pro. Realme 5 battery performance is one of best in Android mobile history... Please check the Battery test in review sectio.

  • GMBasi

Just wanna ask if Realme 5 Pro is better in terms of battery performance than Realme 5 ?

  • VIDEOGRAPHER

too fixated on photography, no one paid attention to videography, in realm 5 pro recording at 1080p 60fps resolution is broken, not smooth, broken broken, lagging and frame drop. even though I already use Sony IMX 586 :( anyone can help to overcome t...